Genie Wiley

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Irene being nearly blind, went to seek public assistance for the blind, bringing Susan along with her.  One version states that an alert social worker spotted the oddly walking and behaving child, alerted her own supervisor who called the police.  A second version states that Susan's abnormal background was not discovered until a social services home visit on Nov 4, 1970.  Shortly after the real reason for Susan's unusualness was discovered, both Clark and Irene were arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.</td></tr></table>
 
Irene being nearly blind, went to seek public assistance for the blind, bringing Susan along with her.  One version states that an alert social worker spotted the oddly walking and behaving child, alerted her own supervisor who called the police.  A second version states that Susan's abnormal background was not discovered until a social services home visit on Nov 4, 1970.  Shortly after the real reason for Susan's unusualness was discovered, both Clark and Irene were arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.</td></tr></table>
 
On 6 Mar 2007, an anonymous editor on Wikipedia, added an newspaper article as an external link to the article on Genie, which identifies her as "Susan Wiley" [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Genie_%28feral_child%29&diff=113030190&oldid=111647057 here].  In their edit summary they cite "LA Times article, March 18, 1979 by Myrna Oliver."  In this same anonymous editors' next change [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Genie_%28feral_child%29&diff=next&oldid=113030190 here] they add the parents names "Irene and Clark Wiley" and for this cite a website http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/misc/wild-child.html
 
  
 
An article in the ''Valley News'' of Van Nuys, California, Dec 17, 1970, (page 23C "Felony Charge Dismissed in Wiley Child Abuse Case") gives her name as "Susan".  It repeats her parents names as above and adds that she had a brother or half-brother named John Wiley, calling him "Clark's son".  In this same article, Irene is called "of Alhambra, California", although their home is described as being "in Arcadia".  In 1970, in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia. Susan "Genie" was taken into protective custody.
 
An article in the ''Valley News'' of Van Nuys, California, Dec 17, 1970, (page 23C "Felony Charge Dismissed in Wiley Child Abuse Case") gives her name as "Susan".  It repeats her parents names as above and adds that she had a brother or half-brother named John Wiley, calling him "Clark's son".  In this same article, Irene is called "of Alhambra, California", although their home is described as being "in Arcadia".  In 1970, in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia. Susan "Genie" was taken into protective custody.

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